Can healthy people get false positive HIV ELISA test? If so why? What does it mean?

HIV testing. This screening test has numerous biological false-positive results, but it is very sensitive without being specific. If positive it is followed by a western blot test which is highly specific. False negative results can be due to numerous different causes but should not generally be a source of worry if other stds are also being tested for.

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The odds of a false positive HIV ELISA test?

Unlikely. All tests are subject to prior probability( the likelihood of a condition before any tests) and a refined probability, modified by test results. That being said the HIV eia test is among the most accurate in medicine, and when confirmed by a western blot, approaches 100% dr ted butler. Read more...

Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Possible. The elisa test can be affected by different infections, causing a false-positive result. After any positive elisa, a follow-up test is performed by a 'western blot' which takes longer to perform, but gives a more sensitive answer. If you or someone you know had a positive HIV by elisa, they absolutely need the follow-up testing (including a full std/sti work up). Read more...

Are false positive HIV ELISA tests a sign of HSV 2?

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Can healthy individuals get false positive ELISA HIV test? Final question. Does it always mean there's something wrong with someone if they get this.

Yes and No. Healthy people can get a positive screening test for hiv. Screening tests have high sensitivity but not very high specificity. Many issues can cause a false positive including flu vaccination. Mostly the cause of false positive is not known and it is not because there is anything wrong with the person who gets a false positive test. Read more...